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. it happened right across the maryland line in charlestown west virginia. dozens jumped in to try to save the horses. >> reporter: trying to get back to normal isn't easy especially for horses that survived the fire. but there, the lucky ones. the horses people manage to set free. cell phone video shows the danger. >> we have to get out, we have to get out. the roof is on fire. >> everybody out. >> reporter: the three alarm blaze just before dawn destroyed a large barn just before the border of west virginia. 37 thoroughbred horses were killed. putting the fire out was the easy part. >> the real challenge comes with dealing with the people that were here and the dead horses and also recovering the horses who were alive and being able to get them back. >> reporter: owners and trainers who usually compete against each other are helping each other out. >> it's a terrible disaster. terrible, i've never seen anything like that and i don't want to see it again either. >> reporter: with help from the casino, they've been able to find another stable for the horses. preliminary investigation has n
and then the virginia tech, boise state game. >> if they could get this maryland, navy game at m&t stadium every year, that would be a cool thing. there was a real electricity that we don't normally feel. we don't have the big college sports here, the football, basketball, lacrosse, it speaks for itself, but that was cool. >> that was amazing. i was texting with the crew that was working with the game and i thought that the pregame speech and the speech he gave with his daughter. i have goose bumps thinking about it. i didn't know how much i would be captivated by the game, but i was screaming. it was a great day for you guys in maryland. >> maybe we'll get a repeat next year. let's talk about kraft. this is an enormous undertaking. you're trying to feed how many people? >> 20 million americans. what's crazy about the campaign. you know, i heard about it from the agency that i work from and then we went to los angeles and we filmed and everything and all of the promoes and the stuff that will run in grocery stores and movie theaters. and they're trying to provide 20 million meals for americans and yo
-- doesn't necessarily rise to that level. the court in 2003 struck down part of a virginia law that banned cross burning. the justices said it was illegal only if it's done specifically to intimidate someone. katie? >> couric: all right. jan crawford in washington. jan, thanks very much. now to the war in afghanistan. general petraeus has said the u.s. cannot succeed without winning the hearts and minds of afghan civilians, but tonight will's a disturbing development and a story david martin first reported back in may, u.s. troops accused of killing civilians in cold blood. david tells us 12 soldiers are now facing military charges. >> reporter: if the charges are proven, this was the platoon from hell. five american soldiers accused of murdering afghan civilians just because they could. seven more involved in the coverup, plus mutilating corpses, taking pot shots at afghan civilians, smoking hash, and beating up a private who blew the whistle. they may have done more harm to the american cause in afghanistan than any equivalent number of taliban could hope to cause. >> this is the kind of
of emergency responders actually impeded the investigation. according to west virginia's "the journal," the scene of the fire was cleaned up before crews could properly investigate. and investigators now say they're looking into the possibility that an accelerant spread the flames. kai? >> denise, thank you. there are also concerns about how long it took anyone to call 911 after that fire started. >> a warning tonight to anybody who owns a laser pointer. you better be careful where you aim it. airplanes and helicopters are off limits, or you could find yourself behind bars. wjz is live at state police headquarters. derek valcourt has more on why this is such a huge concern. derek? >> reporter: there are several dangerous incidents over the last month. in fact, last month, a chopper pilot was temporarily blinded while trying to help on a rescue mission. now, those pilots are going on the offensive. >> reporter: eye in the sky, chopper pilots count on their eyesight, which is why all of these pilots have a problem with handheld laser pointers. >> what people do is take this laser and po
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